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Liverpool without Salah as Klopp provides Alexander-Arnold injury update

An injury-hit Liverpool side missing the self-isolating Mohamed Salah (£12.2m) take on in-form Leicester City in the last of four Premier League matches held on Sunday.

Kick-off at Anfield is at 19:15 GMT.

Aside from Salah, the Reds are without the services of Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.3m), Jordan Henderson (£5.4m), Joe Gomez (£5.4m) and Virgil van Dijk (£6.3m) – among others.

Jurgen Klopp offered an update on Alexander-Arnold ahead of kick-off, saying:

Fabinho (£5.4m) is fit, at least, and the Brazilian is paired with Joel Matip (£5.4m) at the heart of the hosts’ backline this evening.

James Milner (£5.3m), rather than Neco Williams (£3.9m), is given the nod to start at right-back.

Milner and Fabinho are two of four Liverpool squad members promoted to Klopp’s starting XI, with the quartet making way all victims of injury or illness.

Naby Keita (£5.2m) and Curtis Jones (£4.4m) are the other beneficiaries of the player shortage and line up in midfield.

Diogo Jota (£6.5m) starts for the fourth time in six Gameweeks, meanwhile, joining Sadio Mane (£12.1m) and Roberto Firmino (£9.2m) in the Liverpool attack.

The Leicester team news is a little more straightforward, with Brendan Rodgers making only two changes from the side that defeated Wolves a fortnight ago.

Luke Thomas (£4.3m) and Dennis Praet (£5.5m) both drop to the bench, with Marc Albrighton (£5.3m) and Harvey Barnes (£6.9m) drafted into Rodgers’ line-up.

There is no place in the squad for Timothy Castagne (£5.7m), however, despite Brendan Rodgers declaring the Belgian fit to play on Friday.

Something will have to give this evening as 100% winning home and away records go on the line.

Jamie Vardy (£10.1m), the most-owned player in either starting XI, has been particularly potent on the road, averaging 12.75 points in away games.


Liverpool XI: Alisson, Milner, Fabinho, Matip, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Keita, Jones, Jota, Mane, Firmino.

Leicester City XI: Schmeichel, Albrighton, Fofana, Evans, Fuchs, Justin, Mendy, Tielemans, Barnes, Maddison, Vardy.

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  1. FPL DONKEY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Most of the players I wanted to sell on my WC this week are hauling...

    1. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Perfect, save WC

    2. Vazza
        1 month, 24 days ago

        When are you going to use your wildcard. I still have mine intact

    3. El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Jota hard to ignore anymore even with limited minutes,just enough for this

      A) Rash + Bowen ➡️ Sterling + Jota (-4)

      or just

      B) Rash ➡️ KDB

      Martinez
      Chilwell - Bellerin - Ayling
      Mane - Son - Rashford - Bowen - Grealish
      Kane - DCL

      Brewster - Lamptey - Mitchell

      1. Vazza
          1 month, 24 days ago

          A

        • Captain Vantastic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Southampton game is perfect for Rashford. I'd definitely keep.

          1. Captain Vantastic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            That said I'd use my transfer to just get Cancelo in.

          2. El Fenomeno R9
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            That was original plan Son ➡️ Sterling(KDB rice outpriced me) but after this GW not sure between Rash and Son

            1. El Fenomeno R9
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              rise*

        • Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Problem is if Salah is back is Jota on the bench again. Risky to spend -4 for 20 mins...

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            This

          2. El Fenomeno R9
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Yeah tricky,could be fast upside or downside

      2. FC Hakkebøf
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        While everyone was in a rush to sell Liverpool defenders, I brought in Robbo 😉

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Hats off sir.
          I kept him as well

        2. Daniel - WCGW18, BB/TC19, N…
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Well done. But in the long run you might loose

        3. fr3d
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Sometimes casual moves have to pay off

          1. FC Hakkebøf
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Have you seen my history? You're the casual

            1. mynameisq
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Not taking sides here but unless you've got the wrong team link that history isn't good enough to be saying lines like that

              1. Homer21
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Lol

              2. FC Hakkebøf
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                I was just trolling tbh. See my reply to Peter's comment. Regret writing it.

          2. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Why being so salty.
            Really can't understand it

            1. FC Hakkebøf
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              I just have when people use the word casual. It is quite annoying. So I fight fire with fire.

              1. FC Hakkebøf
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Hate*

        4. Keep Calm and Play On
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I kept Robbo for the sole fact that with TAA out I figured he would take more set pieces, and be the creator on the flanks

        5. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I don't get it but fair play

          1. FC Hakkebøf
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            He is basically a midfielder. On all corners with Trent out as well. Great fixtures.

        6. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I kept him cause I had other fires to put out.

        7. ivantys
            1 month, 24 days ago

            CS not secured yet

        8. Daniel - WCGW18, BB/TC19, N…
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Zaha to Jota or Zaha to Torres?

          1. The Units
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Jota

          2. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            None

          3. marcos11
              1 month, 24 days ago

              I’d keep Zaha

          4. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Is this the decimated LIV? Blimey ...

            1. F4L
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              ...vs the decimated Leicester?

              1. LochineFDC
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                This is leicester's probable first team except for fuchs and Justin. Liverpool players must have

          5. Whatever100
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Have Firmino in Draft. Get rid right. Or just don’t play him until he finds some form as an alternative.

            1. Keep Calm and Play On
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              I’d get rid

            2. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 24 days ago

              His form is excellent ; but he’s not going to score a lot of pts in FPL

          6. Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Jota feels like a trap.

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Same. Will probably prove too tempting though.

            2. Hybrid.power
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              I said that about DCL. I only brought him in this week.

              1. Daniel - WCGW18, BB/TC19, N…
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                He is not a trap. Great value. He has double digit goals in him this season

                1. UNDERWORLD7
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Yeh but you would say that

              2. Giggs Boson
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                DCL isn't at risk of rotation.

            3. The Knights Template
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              A honey trap

            4. Keep Calm and Play On
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              It only gets harder and harder for Klopp to bench him after performances like this

            5. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              I don't think he is. This form is too good. He's undroppable atm. 4 goals in a row at home.

              1. Daniel - WCGW18, BB/TC19, N…
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                But which 5 mids to go Camzy? It's so hard

              2. Giggs Boson
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                When all are fit, who makes way?

                Mane Firmino Salah
                Thiago Henderson Wijnaldum

                1. Dthinger
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Firmino. Salah up front and they play 4-2-3-1

            6. tiger
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              I have him, he's a nice trap I fell into

            7. Right In The Stanchion
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Scoring hat tricks in the champions league and goals for fun.

                Trap you say??

              • Salarrivederci
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                The next three looks great for Jota though.

                Brighton where Salah might/might not miss out. He should start anyway.
                Wolves. Ofc Klopp is starting an inform motivated player against his old club.
                Fulham. Even 10 minutes could result in double digits

              • LochineFDC
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                great value if he starts. Seems to score or assist as a sub in any case. A bit like mahrez for the last couple seasons IMO

            8. PremKraut
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Always wanted to get Jota since his arrival. Glad I pulled the trigger on Friday but do y'all think he's nailed from now on?

              1. tafrère
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Even Klopp don't know that.

              2. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 24 days ago

                No

              3. FPL DONKEY
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                He's cheap so it's not that much of a risk

            9. tafrère
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              It's just one goal and he's still not nailed at all. I don't know why everyone is already considering Jota for next week lmao.

              1. Sun Jihai
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Goal

                ...

                (PLAYER WHO BLANKED) FOR (PLAYER WHO SCORED) FOR -4?!?!?!!!

              2. PremKraut
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                I got him and need to figure out whether to get rid of him again to get back Salah.
                If I was 100% sure they both were nailed I'd get Jota over Salah any day.

                1. tafrère
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Tbh you don't have to chose between Salah and Jota. 2 different price bracket.

                  1. PremKraut
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    sure but I only want exactly 1 LFC player and I am confident that Jota will be at least equal to Salah when both are nailed. Jota could play up front between Mané and Salah and because he's so much cheaper, this will free up a lot of budget for other players.

              3. Olson
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                It's quite a few more goals than that now.

                Who wants to watch zaha plod round for crystal palace if they can get half 2/3 of minutes for jota

            10. Firminoooo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Very happy so far with only DCL, Masuaku and Robertson today.

              1. Daniel - WCGW18, BB/TC19, N…
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Bravo

            11. Daniel - WCGW18, BB/TC19, N…
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              If Justin gets 0 pts and Mitchel doesn't play I almost got a successful hit having in mind Rash got me 3 pts. He also had 2 SoT so it was a decent call

            12. Silent Friend
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Midfield Salah SOn Bruno Grealish

              how to get Jota

              1. tafrère
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                You don't have to.

              2. Daniel - WCGW18, BB/TC19, N…
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                You don't. Can't have them all

              3. Keep Calm and Play On
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Play 3-5-2 easy

              4. Peter Ouch
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Take midfield out for jota

            13. Right In The Stanchion
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Salah > Jota going great.

                Half price too.

                Essential

                1. UNDERWORLD7
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Essential lol

                2. Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Do you captain him?

                  1. Right In The Stanchion
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      Potentially yes. Not just yet though.

                3. The Ilfordian
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Liverpool look good! Any chance Salah doesn’t get in the team?

                  1. alastair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    One of the world's great players. What do you think ?

                  2. The Knights Template
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Scunthorpe coming in for him

                  3. g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Ask Covid testers

                  4. Londongeezaa
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    No rush to get him back so will be interesting

                4. BobbyDoesNotLook
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  I think I will keep Kane/Werner/Adams attack and not try to get Vardy in but do instead Hames->Jota. Pool has also great fixtures and do not want to necessarily lose Werner or Kane at the moment.

                5. dansmusen
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  80+ points incoming and that also includes a last minute hit to get Grealish in... best GW so far

                6. Pep Roulette
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Best 4.5 defender? Except Leeds.

                  1. PremKraut
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Holding imo

                    1. Daniel - WCGW18, BB/TC19, N…
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      Target probably

                7. Naby K8a
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Keita pressing machine. Jota FPL essential

                8. Hryszko
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  What’s my biggest fire to put out here? 1FT & 0.2m itb...

                  Martinez (Steer)
                  Coufal - Cancelo - Dallas (Taylor & Lamptey)
                  Zaha - Podence - Salah - KDB (Burke)
                  DCL - Kane - Werner

                  1. The Knights Template
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Podence?

                    1. The Units
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      this

                    2. Hryszko
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      Who to replace him with?

                      1. TorresMagic™
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        Need to make money.

                9. Jon Walter's Hatty
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  There is some utter crap talked on this site. Twice as much on match days

                  1. Right In The Stanchion
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      And yet here you are posting even more turds

                  2. Daniel - WCGW18, BB/TC19, N…
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Bonus Points

                    3 - Robertson (23)
                    2 - Milner (22)
                    1 - Jota (21)

                  3. ZeBestee
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    If Leicester are the same in the 2nd half as they were in the 1st, is Vardy in in doubt? He is a nice captaincy option in the next few gw's particularly the Fulham game.

                    1. Daniel - WCGW18, BB/TC19, N…
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      Apples and oranges situation

                    2. F4L
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      Leicester play a much more attacking style vs bottom half teams.

                    3. Bushwhacker
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      A hedgehog could score against Fulham

                      1. ZeBestee
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        Lol.

                    4. Flair
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      Fulham (H) is very different to Liverpool (A).

                      1. ZeBestee
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        They gave a tired Everton side a good game tbf to them. But yeah, they cant defend although am more concerned of Lei than Fulham.

                        1. Flair
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          1 month, 24 days ago

                          They are awful.

                    5. FC Hakkebøf
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      I will most likely get him in. Fulham is a possession team, which makes Vardy a great option imo

                      1. ZeBestee
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        We said the same thing for the Pool game, but the game isnt over so lets see how the 2nd half unfolds.

                  4. Top Lad Dakes.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Would be super harsh on Jota to be continually benched when performing consistently well like this....

                    1. Bushwhacker
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      With Europe going Klopp will rotate the front four IMHO

                  5. Stand By Mee
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    I have enough money to do

                    Ziyech, Kane -> Salah, Vardy for -4

                    It feels wrong to get rid of those players though. What do you think?

                  6. stu92
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Martinez (4.0)
                    Robbo - Zouma - Targett - Kilman (Lamptey)
                    Bruno - Son - Jrod (Soucek - Barkley)
                    Kane - DCL - Adams

                    No City coverage, prefer Kane to Son, Jota allows me to keep Bruno over Salah.

                    A) Son > KDB
                    B) Son & Barkley > KDB & Jota (-4)

                  7. Puntillimon
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Benched KDB to play Jota this week. Nice sticking to my guns and seeing it pay off. Not keeping DCL and shifting to richarlison, less so.

                    1. tafrère
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      Sold DCL before Fulham ? Wow.

                  8. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    So many options, so little positions to fill. Season is getting exciting 🙂

                  9. Fudgy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Thanks for nothing Vardy 🙂

                    1. Bushwhacker
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      This tempting fate thing ever work?

                    2. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      Would you settle for Vardy assist Barnes goal?

                      1. Fudgy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        No

                        1. KAPTAIN KANE
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 24 days ago

                          Vardy goal Barnes assist?

                    3. Firminoooo
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      No way my Robertson keep a CS. Vardy will score.

                  10. HMC
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Still think Vardy outscores Kane the next 4 gw

                    1. FC Hakkebøf
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      Same

                    2. g40steve
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      Still got Kane & Son does that answer?

                      1. HMC
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        I own both just not sure for how long